Sing It Out- Allusions to Romeo and Juliet
Check Yes Juliet
Have you ever heard a song that reminded you of a story? Perhaps a fairytale your parents used to tell you at night or just a good book you picked up from the library? The song, “Check Yes Juliet” by We the Kings, reminds me of the play Romeo and Juliet. It reminds me of this play because some of the story’s main ideas are in the lyrics and they are very accurate to the play.
Firstly, the song “Check Yes Juliet” has some of the main points of the play within the lyrics. An example of this would be the chorus in verse two when the band sings, “lace off your shoes…you and me.” What these lyrics of the song means is that Juliet should run away with the “Romeo” and that they’ll be together forever. Another set of lyrics would be “check yes Juliet…yours for the taking.” What this set of lyrics means is that the “Romeo” in this song wants Juliet to want him and that he would do anything for her.
Secondly, the lyrics of this song are very accurate to the play. The first lyric is very accurate because throughout the play Romeo expressed is love to Juliet, one of these expressions could be found in Act two (pg 29). Another way this lyric is accurate is that in Act five the Friar tries every way he can to get Romeo and Juliet to run away together so that they could love each other freely. The second set of lyrics are very accurate because all throughout the play Romeo sates that he would anything for Juliet, even die he couldn’t be with her. He says this in Act three scene three (pg 61) when he finds out that he his banished from Verona for killing Tybalt.
There, the song “Check Yes Juliet” by We the Kings reminds me of the play Romeo and Juliet. The story’s main ideas are in the lyrics and they are very accurate to the play.